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New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - NYSACDL

New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - NYSACDL
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Lawyers Uncover Facebook Posts About West Indian Day Parade

NYSACDL members Paul Lieberman and Benjamin Moore used 21st century investigative techniques to uncover a string of comments on Facebook by NYPD personnel about Brooklyn’s West Indian Day Parade. The comments – some clearly offensive – provided material for a very effective cross-examination of the officer who arrested their client on the morning of the parade.  After the acquittal, the comments, which had been saved by the attorneys before being taken down mysteriously from the website, were forwarded to the NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau for investigation. As noted in the New York Times the disclosure of the comments brought calls for an independent investigation of the incident and condemnation from numerous public officials.   Read more in the New York Times